For a particular page layout-

Field is Read only .

I am logging in as X Profile-

Profile does not have 'Edit Read only field' permission
Profile has Create /Edit/Delete permission but does not have View All/Modify All.

What could be the reason?

  • What permissions sets are active for the user? Is the field required? There is System Modify all, and object modify all - both are disabled?
    – Saariko
    Sep 23, 2021 at 8:43

1 Answer 1


You need to check the User profile

  • Go to one of the user records.
  • Click on their profile
  • Then click on the System Permission link
  • look for the 'Edit Read Only Fields' permission.
  • 1
    @Samir- The profile does not have that permission.
    – SFDCRookie
    Nov 8, 2016 at 10:07
  • 2
    Permission sets are meant for extending the accessibility not restricting the accessibility. if the User's Profile does not have any access to the fields, then check the permission set
    – Samir
    Nov 8, 2016 at 10:23
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    This should be the accepted answer. :)
    – Semmel
    Dec 11, 2020 at 14:29
  • The OP says that this field is NOT checked on the profile. so no, it should not be an answer, but it's good to have it here.
    – Saariko
    Sep 23, 2021 at 8:41

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